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AP Exclusive: 'It's been a nightmare' for Yonkers ER doc

 

Last updated 4/22/2020 at 12:44pm



BRIAN MAHONEY and JOHN MINCHILLO

Associated Press

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse furiously pushes down on a man's chest as five other caregivers in full protective gear surround the patient's bed.

Suddenly, one throws up his arms and steps backward.

"OK, move! Everybody move!" are the instructions.

Moments after they back away, an alarm sounds and the electrodes fastened to the patient's chest deliver a shock to his heart. His arm spasms. He shakes on the bed. Soon after, he is placed on a ventilator. He has been saved — for now.

Many more at Saint Joseph's Medical Center have not.

"It's...



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